Hollywood, FL area.... Monday , July 9th
I decide to drive over to The Ark Restaurant in Davie, on Stirlirg Rd
It's about 10 miles west of the ocean, and one town west of Hollywood.
They have prime rib and crab legs buffet for $22.99
This place is landlocked. The boat is just for show.
this is what I call "butter mountain"....
the maple walnut was my favorite....they are known for their homemade butters and breads.
I took a pic of their infamous crab legs, for those of you that like them. Almost everyone in there seemed to be chowing down on these crab legs. I pigged out on my prime rib and turkey.
you can tell the carved turkey is the real thing (even though it is blurry)...I had a crispy wing and some "not good for you" skin.
The Ark has been open over 25 years, and it's my kind of place...as it's family owned, and NOT a chain... and I love the rustic decor...
at night I walked around downtown Hollywood... (here's the daytime view of it)....which was right outside my ramada plaza ..
next morning, Tuesday, July 10th ....back to Hallandale beach
it's July, so there is plenty of room to put down a beach towel!
for lunch I drove over to the Wings n' Curls in Hollywood
these wings really rock....and there were about a dozen tables occupied at 2 pm, which is a good sign. The lunch special, 12wings ,fries, and a soda, was only $7.80, a steal
ice cream time at Jaxsons in Dania , just south of Hollywood(homemade, of course) (or else, I don't usually bother)
I had the succulent choc. chip. It was about the best I ever had...real heavy butterfat flavor and lots of big choc. chunks.
time to play some poker. Went over to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale.
Beautiful poker room, with lots of plasma TV's , etc.
entrance to poker room. I played 1-2 $ no limit.
The horses were'nt racing..(not in season there)
July 11th : I had a nice uneventful morning flight back to Philly
I retrieved my car at the airport lot, and made a pit stop for lunch on my way home to the AC area
I ate at the Copabanana on "hip" South St. in Philly
I had a decent burger, and unique, yummy "spanish fries", with crispy jalapenos and onions. "bubble bread" is on the right, which the menu says "as served in the Bubble Room in Captiva, FL"...
my requisite (and just ok) wings are in the back
here's my new Miami maps on left, and my already owned maps on right.
my casino chips (from Gulfstream Park and Dania Jai Alai poker room)
are in the middle
thanks for sharing my trip with me!